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Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis




Andreas Mavroyiannis assumed his duties as Negotiator of the Greek-Cypriot side in the inter-communal talks on the Cyprus problem on 1 September 2013.

Currently Negotiator of the Greek-Cypriot side in the inter-communal talks on the Cyprus problem.
    2013 - Permanent Secretary (Secretary-General) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus (highest rank below the Minister for Foreign Affairs).
      2011-2013 - Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus for European Affairs (Duties: setting up, preparation, organization and running of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, between 1 July to 31 December 2012, representing the Government to EU Institutions and presiding over Council formations as required, responsible on behalf of the Presidency and the Council for inter-institutional relations, representing the Presidency and the Council before the European Parliament and managing, inter alia, the Multiannual Financial Framework and the budget negotiations).

      2008-2011 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the European Union.

      2003-2008 - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations in New York. Concurrently accredited as non-Resident Ambassador of Cyprus to Brazil and as High Commissioner of Cyprus to Saint Lucia, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda.

      2003-2008 - Chairman of the UN Committee on Relations with the Host Country.

      2008 - Served as Facilitator, then Advisor, on the “Question of Equitable Representation on, and Increase in the Membership of, the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council”, appointed by the President of the 61st session of the General Assembly with special responsibility regarding “the question of the veto”. Presided over the overarching process (with more than 60 UN member states participating) that resulted in March 2008 in a blueprint for the reform of the Security Council, presented to the President of the General Assembly.

      2008 -Facilitator of the Assembly of States parties of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on an internal oversight mechanism.

      2007-2008 - Vice-President of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN.

      2006 - Chairman of the 14th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

      2005 - President of the 15th Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

      2005 - Chairman of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the strengthening the Role of the Organization.

      2002-2008 - Member of the negotiating team of the Greek Cypriot side in the bi-communal talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

      2002-2003 - Chef de cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

      1999-2002 - Ambassador of Cyprus to France with concurrent accreditation as non-Resident Ambassador to the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of Tunisia, and the Kingdom of Morocco.

      1997-1999 - Ambassador of Cyprus to Ireland.

      1994-1997 - Chef de cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

      1993-1994 - EU Department, MFA.

      1989-1993 - Second then First Secretary, Embassy of Cyprus in Paris.

      1989 - Representative of Cyprus at the Preparatory Commission for the High Authority of the Law of the Sea.

      1988-1992 - Representative of Cyprus at the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) of the Council of Europe.

      1987 - Joined the foreign service of the Republic of Cyprus. Served in the Political Department, the Cyprus Question Department and the EU Department at the MFA, as well as Associate European Correspondent.

      1985-1987 - Research Assistant of Prof. Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Université de Paris II).

      1984 - Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law.

      1984-1985 - D.E.A. de Droit International, D.E.A. de Sciences Politiques (Université de Droit et de Sciences Economique (Paris II).

      1981-1985 - D.E.A. de Sociologie, Doctorat de 3ème cycle en Sociologie Politique (Université de Paris X – Nanterre).

      1975-1980 - LLB (Diploma in Law), University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

      Participated in numerous International Conferences. Trained as a trainer on European Union matters at the Civil Service College of London (1994) and participated at a special program on US Foreign Policy organized by USIA (1997). Has given lectures at the Cyprus Mediterranean Institute of Management, the Cyprus Academy for Public Administration and the Law School of the University of Athens. Has contributed numerous articles in scholarly Journals and Reviews as well as in newspapers in the fields of Sociology, Law, Philosophy, Political Science and EU matters. Member of the European Group of Public Law and of the Board of Trustees of the European School of Public Law.

      Grand Officer of the Order of Diplomatic merit of the Republic of Romania. Recipient of the trailblazing creation Yiannos Kranidiotis award.

      Married to the late Calliopi Efthyvoulou with whom he has a son, Diomides and a daughter, Athena.

      Fluent in Greek, French and English.


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